Ellery Queen (1975)

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Ellery Queen
Premiere pilot movie
March 23, 1975
September 11, 1975
Finale April 4, 1976
Based on characters created by
Ellery Queen
Developed by Richard Levinson &
William Link
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Fairmont/Foxcroft Productions,
Universal Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 22 + pilot movie
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Ellery Queen is a drama that aired on NBC.

Set in post-World War II New York City, the show closely followed the format of early Ellery Queen mystery novels where, before presenting the solution, a "Challenge To The Reader" was issued: the reader was challenged to guess the solution to the crime. In the series this tradition was followed by having Ellery Queen "break the fourth wall," reviewing key clues and asking the audience if they knew the solution.

The final act always used the time-honored detective cliché of calling together all the suspects, with Ellery Queen presenting the solution, except in one episode where the elder Queen too over, to the group - often disproving the solution proposed by whichever rival sleuth happened to be in that episode.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Jim Hutton Ellery Queen
David Wayne Richard Queen


Title Network Airdate
Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects NBC March 23, 1975


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 11, 1975 April 4, 1976 22


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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